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Orrin Larabee Miller

Politician. Republican. Born: January 11, 1856, Newburg, Maine. Died:  September 11, 1926, Kansas City, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District: March 4, 1895, to March 3, 1897.

A one-term congressman from Kansas City, Orrin L. Miller was born in Newburg, Penobscot County, Maine, on January 11, 1856. He attended the local public schools and was graduated from the Maine Central Institute at Pittsfield. Miller studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1880, and commenced practice in Bangor, but soon moved to Kansas City, Kansas, where he engaged in the practice of law, was in 1887 appointed and subsequently elected district judge for the 29th judicial district of Kansas. He resigned the judgeship in 1891, and in subsequent years worked as counsel for several large railroad corporations. Miller was elected to a seat in the Fifty-fourth Congress (served, March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897), but declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1896, and returned to practice law in Kansas City until his death there on September 11, 1926.

Entry: Miller, Orrin Larabee

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